It’s always a huge blessing when God answers your prayers … and a mother chooses life … and spares her baby. But how about when the Lord hears those prayers … softens one woman’s heart … and saves two babies!
Well, that’s exactly what happened … warming up the volunteers in one of the coldest vigil locations.
Here’s the story!
It’s always great to get an email like the one I got from Jerad in Anchorage. “I have some really exciting news!” he said. “I am so joyful right now I can hardly stand it til I tell everyone!”
The news was the first save of the 40 Days for Life campaign. Actually, Jerad said, it was the first TWO saves. “She was carrying twins!”
Two volunteers were praying at the vigil outside Planned Parenthood when a woman drove up and stopped. She told one of the men, “I need you to know something.”
Needless to say, he stopped to listen very closely. “I was going to have an abortion,” she said, “but I saw your signs. Now … I’m having twins!”
She was just coming from an ultrasound appointment, and wanted to say thanks to the volunteers, whose peaceful prayer presence led her to her rethink what she was about to do.
“I have been praying and claiming that if all our efforts, blessed by God, saved just one life, it would all be worth it,” this man said. “Well, we know that so far, there have been two lives saved!”
“What a gift, to be honored with such news!” he said. “Praise God!”
A woman who was on her way inside the abortion center in Nashville saw the people peacefully praying at the 40 Days for Life vigil.
“Once inside,” said Roy, the local coordinator in Nashville, “she found that she herself was praying. She realized that she needed to think about this a little bit more, and decided to step outside.”
She spoke to volunteers, who encouraged her to visit a pregnancy resource center, where she received a free ultrasound and counseling. She decided to keep her baby, and then returned to the vigil site to thank all the people praying for her.
“Your presence out there made a difference,” Roy said. ”It makes a difference … and it keeps on making a difference in the lives that are saved. God asks us to be faithful – and that is what we need to do.”
Here’s the link to today’s devotional.
LifeNews.com Note: Shawn Carney is the campaign director for the 40 Days for Life pro-life prayer campaign against abortion.